Legal Newsline, 12/4/7

No longer will prominent trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs represent his clients who have pending Hurricane Katrina-related lawsuits their insurance companies.

Remaining members of the Scruggs Katrina Group have written to those clients represented by the Scruggs Law Firm to inform them that Scruggs will be removing himself as counsel. Scruggs was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges that he conspired to attempt to bribe a state judge.

“As you may be aware, criminal charges have been brought against the Scruggs Law Firm in North Mississippi. These charges are unrelated to your claims and to litigation against your insurers,” the letter says.